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Peru Welcomes USS America »

The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) payed a visit to Callao, Peru, on August 31. This was the final scheduled port visit of her maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas”.   During the visit, Sailors...

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New Commander aboard USS Carl Vinson

New Commander aboard USS Carl Vinson »

Capt. Kent D. Whalen was relieved by Capt. Karl O. Thomas as commanding officer of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a change of command ceremony Sept. 1 off the coast of Hawaii....

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USS Peleliu to Embark Okinawa’s 31st MEU

USS Peleliu to Embark Okinawa’s 31st MEU »

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), arrived in Okinawa, Japan, to embark the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) after embarking Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 while in Sasebo, Japan Aug. 31.   Peleliu...

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BNS Leopold I Carries Out First Friendly Approach

BNS Leopold I Carries Out First Friendly Approach »

On Saturday 30 August, EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I conducted their first friendly approach with two Yemeni fishing vessels.   Having sighted the vessels at sea with approximately 15 men, women and children...

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UK Defence Forces Join Cougar 14

UK Defence Forces Join Cougar 14 »

Thousands of Royal UK Navy, Royal Marine and Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel have left the UK for an annual exercise in the Mediterranean and Gulf regions.   Two Royal Navy warships, the Lead Commando Group...

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HMAS Stuart Marks Start of KAKADU Sea Phase

HMAS Stuart Marks Start of KAKADU Sea Phase »

Over the weekend, the ship’s company of HMAS Stuart, weighed anchor to mark the start of the sea phases of Exercise KAKADU 2014.   Stuart led the ‘Red Force’ Task Group 628.2 out of Darwin...

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USS George Washington Returns to Sea

USS George Washington Returns to Sea »

The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan to patrol the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as the flagship for the George Washington Carrier Stike Group (GWCSG), Sept. 2.  ...

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Northrop Grumman Bags E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Support Contract

Northrop Grumman Bags E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Support Contract »

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp, Bethpage, New York, is being awarded a $10,4 million modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract for product support and engineering investigations in support of the Full Rate Production Lot 2 E-2D...

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Russian Navy’s Third Diesel-Electric Submarine Launched »

Russian Navy’s Third Diesel-Electric Submarine Launched

Admiralty Shipyards, part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, launched the “Stary Oskol” of project 636.3, third in the series diesel-electric submarines being built for the Russian...

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Marine Helicopter Crashes in the Gulf of Aden »

Marine Helicopter Crashes in the Gulf of Aden

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, at sea...

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GD Wins USS Pearl Harbor Maintenance Deal »

GD Wins USS Pearl Harbor Maintenance Deal

General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $139,9 million modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract for USS Pearl Harbor...

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PCU North Dakota Delivered to US Navy »

PCU North Dakota Delivered to US Navy

The US Navy accepted delivery of PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, on Aug. 29, two days prior...

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Top News of the Week of Aug 23 – 29, 2014 »

Top News of the Week of Aug 23 – 29, 2014

US DoD Expresses Concern to China for Dangerous Intercept The US Defense Department has expressed its concern to Chinese diplomatic officials about an Aug....

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F-35 Support Equipment Deal Goes to Lockheed Martin »

F-35 Support Equipment Deal Goes to Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $122,2 million modification to a previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate...

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USCG Cutter Tampa Seizes 970 Kilos of Cocaine »

USCG Cutter Tampa Seizes 970 Kilos of Cocaine

The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Tampa successfully interdicted more than 970 kilograms of cocaine from a 226-foot Panamanian-flagged freighter in international...

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HMS Prince of Wales Piece Departs HMNB Portsmouth »

HMS Prince of Wales Piece Departs HMNB Portsmouth

A huge section of hull for HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier, has today begun its delivery voyage from...

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Video: Demolition of BAE Systems Submarines Site Begins »

Video: Demolition of BAE Systems Submarines Site Begins

Buildings have begun to be demolished at BAE Systems’ Submarines site in Barrow as part of a £300m-plus redevelopment programme that will transform the way...

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388 Kilograms of Cocaine Found aboard Cargo Vessel »

388 Kilograms of Cocaine Found aboard Cargo Vessel

The Colombian Navy informs that 388 kilograms of cocaine has been found aboard a Malta-flagged cargo vessel “Jabal Nafusa”, in Port Bolivar, Guajira.   The operation was carried...

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Image of the Day: Hornets Fly in Formation »

Image of the Day: Hornets Fly in Formation

An F/A-18C Hornet from the Stingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 and an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 fly in formation over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).   Carl...

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Spanish Navy Disposes of Three Hand Grenades »

Spanish Navy Disposes of Three Hand Grenades

The bomb disposal team of the Spanish Mine Countermeasures Divers Unit (UBMCM) disposed of  three hand grenades found off the coast of Tarragona, Spain.   A diver located the bombs off Forti de la Reina, on Saturday, in a depth of about 3.5 meters. After the Civil Guard alerted the Operations Center...

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F-35 Lightening II Deal Awarded »

F-35 Lightening II Deal Awarded

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney, Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $9,4 million modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightening II Lot VI Low Rate Initial Production cost-plus incentive fee contract.   This modification provides for support equipment for the F135 propulsion systems...

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USCG Cutter Terrapin Returns from Counter Drug Patrol »

USCG Cutter Terrapin Returns from Counter Drug Patrol

The crew of US Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin, homeported in Bellingham, returned Monday after a Pacific patrol to support counter drug operations off Southern California.   Terrapin crewmembers conducted a 42-day patrol totaling nearly 600 operational hours, completing 20 recreational safety boardings and interrupting the...

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QinetiQ Tests Dstl’s Defence Sensor System »

QinetiQ Tests Dstl’s Defence Sensor System

QinetiQ has been awarded a contract by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to carry out additional research into generating quality situational awareness to enable the coordination of the defence of a vessel against the surface threat posed by small boats.   Dstl has...

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HMS Severn Acts as Starting Ship for Tall Ships Regatta »

HMS Severn Acts as Starting Ship for Tall Ships Regatta

Royal UK Navy patrol vessel HMS Severn has sailed from Falmouth after leading the start of the annual Falmouth to Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta.   Acting as the starting platform on Sunday, she hosted the race committee and local VIPs for the yearly event hosted...

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Phoenix International Awarded SRDRS Services Deal »

Phoenix International Awarded SRDRS Services Deal

Phoenix International Holdings Inc., Largo, Maryland, is being awarded a $14,8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Submarine Rescue Diving and Recompression System (SRDRS) operation and maintenance services.   The contractor will provide appropriate and sufficient personnel and services necessary to mobilize and operate the submarine rescue systems that...

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NNS Chooses Its Primary Naval Architectural Software »

NNS Chooses Its Primary Naval Architectural Software

QinetiQ’s Paramarine Ship and Submersible Design Software has been selected by Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) as its primary naval architectural software.   QinetiQ Paramarine Software will be used for all ships designed and built at its shipyard, including use on the US Navy’s latest class...

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HOS Extends Contract for Surface Escort Vessels »

HOS Extends Contract for Surface Escort Vessels

Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS), LLC, Covington, Louisiana, is being issued a $19,7 million modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise a 180-day option to extend services for the long-term time charter of U.S.-built, U.S.-flagged, contractor-owned and -operated surface escort vessels HOS Black Powder, HOS Westwind,...

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